Former Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Tuesday said he would appeal to the Centre to speedup peace talks with the NDFB (P). While interacting with the media, the former Chief Minister said, ‘It was necessary to intervene since officials dealing with the militant groups were delaying the negotiation process’. He further stated that the NDA government is more sincere in its peace efforts with insurgent groups than the UPA regime, but the peace process is moving at a slow pace.
‘I will inform the Centre about my recent meeting with the leaders of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Progressive) in their designated camp at Udalguri district of Assam,’ he further asserted, adding, ‘I am not an official interlocutor, but just helping the rebel group to find an amicable solution’.
He said the NDFB faction, led by Dhiren Boro, had urged him to help in the progress of the peace deal with the Centre. It is to be mentioned here that 71-year-old Zoramthanga is a former rebel leader-turned-politician.